National Hug your Hound Day - September
Sun, Sep 10, 2023

National Hug your Hound Day

National Hug your Hound Day is a holiday dedicated to dogs. These devoted creatures are very strongly attached to their masters, protect them, and give warmth and comfort. Hug your pets more often. Celebrated annually on the second Sunday of September, in 2022 it will be celebrated on the 11th.


The idea to create National Hug your Hound Day came from a qualified dog handler from Chicago, Amy Moore. She wanted to show people the strength of the bonds between a person and their pet.

The holiday was created by a unique person with many years of experience working with dogs. Amy Moore is known in many countries of the world. She can train any dog and correct the consequences of an improper upbringing. Special techniques have been created that allow her to quickly and effectively bond with the animal.

A dog handler helps dog owners build relationships with their pets. It makes the world a better and safer place for both animals and people.

Interesting facts

  • A dog can memorize several hundred words, so training is a matter of skill.
  • These animals are able to distinguish human emotions. If they see a person feeling bad, they try to support them, cheer them up, or simply lie down or sit next to them.
  • Dogs are capable of falling in love. This is due to the production of the hormone oxytocin. It is these animals that are most strongly attached to a person and have a hard time enduring time apart.

How to take part

Make more time for your dog. Walk and play with your pet more often. Let them feel they are important to you.

If you are planning to get a dog, we advise you to study the characteristics of the breeds on this day and understand which furry friend will suit you the most. Chat on forums of lovers of a certain breed, and find out all the necessary details.

Give a little tenderness and love to dogs in shelters. Bring them food, medicine, and toys. They deserve to be happy, too.

When is National Hug your Hound Day celebrated in 2023?

National Hug your Hound Day is observed on the second Sunday in September each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday September 10 2023
Sunday September 8 2024
Sunday September 14 2025
Sunday September 13 2026